Sylvester Stallone and Michael caine play World War II POWs engaged in two sports: a soccer match for their honor against their German captors-and a bid for escape from their prison camp. John Huston directs. Year: 1981 Director: John Huston Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine, Max Von Sydow
Once regarded as comparatively minor amongst Conrad's works, Victory has grown in reputation. Its depiction of the central character, Axel Heyst, and his renunciation of the world, is influenced by Conrad's reading of Schopenhauer.
Starring Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man, Shadow Of The Vampire) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, The Horse Wisperer), Victory is an intense story of a man accused of murder and his struggle to keep himself and the woman he loves alive! In a remote Dutch East Indies seaport, Axel Heyst (Dafoe) lives in a prominent hotel. Al all-women orchestra plays in the hotel each night and the orchestra owner agrees to "sell" one of the girls, Alma (Irene Jacob - U.S. Marshals), to the sinister owner of the hotel. When Alma begs Heyst to save her from a life of prostitiution, they escape to a tropic island...but not before Heyst is accused of murder! Also starring Rufus Sewell (A Knights Tale) - the suspense intensifies as the hotel owner points a bloodthirsty gang of bandits to the island, telling them their lost furtune lies hidden there!This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
In World War II, a group of Nazi officers come up with a propaganda event in which an all star Nazi team will play a team composed of Allied Prisoners of War in a Soccer (Football) game. The Prisoners agree, planning on using the game as a means of escape from the camp.
Axel Heyst, a dreamer and a restless drifter, believes he can avoid suffering by cutting himself off from others. Then he becomes involved in the operation of a coal company on a remote island in the Malay Archipelago, and when it fails he turns his back on humanity once more. But his life alters when he rescues a young English girl, Lena, from Zangiacomo's Ladies' Orchestra and the evil innkeeper Schomberg, taking her to his island retreat. The affair between Heyst and Lena begins with her release, but the relationship shifts as Lena struggles to save Heyst from the detachment and isolation that have inhibited and influenced his life. Marked by a violent and tragic conclusion, Victory is both a tale of rescue and adventure and a perceptive study of a complex relationship and of the power of love.
LIVING CENTURIES APART, BUT JOINED IN AN EPIC BATTLE. Sam Robbins is a farm boy, kidnapped to serve on HMS Victory, the ship on which Lord Nelson will die a hero's death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Molly Jennings is a twenty-first-century English girl transplanted to the United States by her stepfather's job, who's fighting her own battle against loss and loneliness. Two lives that couldn't be more different, two hundred years apart, are linked by a tiny scrap of fraying cloth, tucked into an old book. It draws Molly into Sam's world, to a moment in time that changed history -- a frightening shared moment that holds the key to secrets from the past and hope for the future.
The Complete 26 Episode Series PLUS 6 BONUS War Documentary Programs An Emmy® and Peabody award-winning TV series chronicling naval warfare during WWII. Originally aired on NBC and developed with full cooperation from the US Navy, this 26 episode program includes 13,000 hours of wartime footage and features the major battles such as the Battle of the North Atlantic, the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Midway. Audiences faithfully watched and admired this entertaining and relevant program. CONTENTS: DISC 1Design For War The Pacific Boils OverMidway Is EastMediterranean MosaicGuadalcanalRings Around RabaulMare NostrumSea And SandBeneath The Southern CrossThe Magnetic NorthConquest Of MicronesiaMelanesian Nightmare DISC 2Roman RenissanceD-DayKillers And The KillThe Turkey ShootTwo If By SeaThe Battle For Leyte GulfReturn Of The AlliesFull Fathom FiveThe Fate Of EuropeTarget SuribachiThe Road To MandalaySuicide For GloryDesign For Peace DISC 3America s WarsOver 5 hours of gripping war documentaries from the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, WWIthe Korean War and Vietnam as well as the feature length documentary, True Glory an Academy® Award Winning documentary about WWII. Revolutionary War The Revolutionary War Vol. 1 From the Declaration of Independence, George Washington s armies, to the eventual British surrender at Yorktown, experience how these events birthed a new nation. The Civil War The Civil War Vol. 1 Follow the events of a war that inflicted more casualties on American soldiers than any other, from Lincoln s victory in the presidential election of 1860 to Lee s surrender in Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865. WWI World War IThis fascinating program chronicles the major events of this devastating period in the world s history through insightful narration and compelling archival footage and photographs. WWII The True Glory This Academy Award® winning documentary was compiled from actual footage of the World War II Allied invasion of Europe, seen through the lenses of thousands of different cameramen. The Korean War The First Forty Days in Korea This U.S. Department of the Army documentary shows what went into bringing American forces into operation in Korea at the start of the conflict in 1950. The Vietnam War Vietnam! Vietnam! Directed by John Ford, this documentary was shot on location in Vietnam. Commissioned by the USIA to explain Vietnam, it remains a fascinating piece of propaganda. Narrated by Charlton Heston.